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Young Audiences of Western New York—Storyteller Lorna Czarnota: “Wild and Wooly Tales”

Friday, December 6, 2013, 6 pm

Lorna Czarnota


Join us for an exciting evening as master storyteller Lorna Czarnota shares animal stories from Native American culture and African and Russian lore. Often enhanced with props, music, and audience participation, these stories engage audience members with animal characters who embody human characteristics and learn life lessons young people can relate to and that will entertain audiences both young and old.

Lorna Czarnota has been performing as a storyteller, author, and musician since 1985. Her programs feature historical presentations, storytelling, and writing workshops. She is a national leader in the use of storytelling with at-risk youth. She also specializes in Celtic and Scottish lore, history, creative writing, and healing stories. Czarnota has delighted audiences in schools, libraries, museums, conferences, and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, and Ireland. She has worked with all ages, using traditional and original tales.

Czarnota was the recipient of the 2006 ORACLE Award from the National Storytelling Network, the 2005 Volunteer of the Year award from Hopevale Inc., and the Gerald Calabrese Award for Excellence in Special Education. She was nominated as a Univera and United Way Community Hero. Her literary accomplishments include Medieval Tales that Kids Can Read & Tell and Legends, Lore, and Secrets of Western New York.

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